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welcome back, everody. welcome back, everybody. two weeks after hurricane sandy slammed into the northeast. life is still very difficult for the people who live in one section of brooklyn, redhook. >> their high-rise public housing buildings are still without power or heat, and abc's steve osunsami went to find out why. >> reporter: we went climbing the long and dark stairs in redhook, brooklyn, at the new york city housing authority where thousands of family are living without heat and electricity. some of the 47,000 without power across the city. >> you just have to, well, pray and hope for the best. >> reporter: we found nia tarver and her family using steam from boiling water to keep warm.
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>> thank god my stove works. if we didn't have the stove, it -- i don't think i would stay here. >> reporter: the stove is what is keeping you warm? >> yeah. >> reporter: outside, long lines at the relief agencies for bread, blankets and suits. red cross agencies are here. families are entering their third week without power, and they want someone held accountable. >> we were left behind. that's all i can say. left behind. we, too, pay taxes. >> reporter: they worry there is no one rushing to restore the power here because they're poor. local power utilities say they have done their job, the power is here at the curb. the housing authority said it can't pull the electricity in because the equipment in the basement is still wet. we took our questions to management and were shown the door. >> you've got to get out of here. >> you can't come in. come on. >> reporter: but we did find the public housing chairman telling us generators and pumps from as far away from texas finally started arriving over the weekend.
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>> first and foremost, we have been laser beam focused on redhook and families. >> families here are beyond frustrated worried they can be without power until thanksgiving. the housing authority says it will do everything it can to make sure that doesn't happen. >> steve osunsami. potentially until thanksgiving? >> that's what we heard. that's how long it could go. there was an article in "the new york times" how in a tragedy like this, the same thing, some class issues emerged about what areas got power back first, which residents became the priority residents and which ones had to wait longer for resources for power for attention from politicians and utilities you. see these kind of things play out. you hope everybody gets it back in time. two weeks without power? you have families to raise, meals to put on the table. it's tough for everybody, everybody from all walks of life suffered in the storm. let's hope they get back sooner than later. glad steve did the piece. >> wow, sad.
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thought you knew everything there was to know about michael jackson? think again. >> a surprising new book, the king of pop's personal struggles as we have never seen them before. that story coming up. >> ann
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♪ don't just leave me alone ♪ leave me alone ♪ leave me alone look at that. >> i can do my michael now. come on. well, at one time michael jackson was the most popular man on the planet, and that came with an extraordinary dose of publicity. >> we're not going to leave him alone. >> no, no, we're not.
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>> but now three years after his death, a new book reveals michael's private struggles in unparalleled detail. abc's nick watt has the story. ♪ thriller nights >> reporter: there hasn't been anyone that famous in a single moment as he was during "thriller" time. that was probably the peak of celebrity for a human being. >> reporter: randall sullivan highly acclaimed journalist spent three years getting behind the mask of the most celebrated entertainer our world has ever known. it's a tale of family, fame, lost childhood, and startling accusations that you won't have heard before. the portrait of a prescription drug addict who could spend $250,000 on a shopping spree without thinking. >> the shopping like the drugs was a painkiller for him. >> reporter: apparently michael jackson would often call business partners and ask them to bring around bags of cash. >> in one case, there was a
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phone call where he's asking mark for $7.5 million. it was like a french fry bag and gave it to michael. an in-joke, well i want you to sprl size this order. he wanted to have money to put in his pocket. to him that was real money. >> that is like a child. >> he was, yes. >> reporter: a man child who couldn't leave fame or family behind. >> michael was tired of being a song and dance man. he didn't want to perform on stage from the team of the history tour, which was 1995 to 1996. >> reporter: jackson wanted to be an actor. he wanted to buy the rights of every marvel character before anyone else thought of making them into movies. >> he wanted to play spider-man. how that would have worked, i don't know. >> reporter: he wanted to play
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willy wonka. he didn't get that role either. jackson claimed to be a child trapped in an adult world. he never got to express his sexuality in any sort of. >> reporter: you think his sexuality was? >> i think he did all that he could to neutralize himself. i don't think michael was trying to be homosexual, or heterosexual or pedophile, he was trying to be asexual, presexual. his insistence that he was peter pan was so total that he got peter pan's nose. >> reporter: there were accusations that jackson's love of children was in fact sexual. there is no proof he molested anyone. he was cleared of the only accusation that ever made it to trial, but he admitted to sharing a bed with prepew bessent kids. he shared a bed with dozens of children. >> correct. >> why? >> he wanted to be a child. he wanted to belief he was another 12-year-old or 13-year-old. >> reporter: he wanted a sleepover? >> he wanted a sleepover. he felt he didn't have a childhood. >> reporter: in the book, sullivan describes how people, lisa marie presley were beguiled by his intelligence and charm. it seems you have fallen for the michael jackson spell as well?
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>> well, i hope that what i fell for was good about him. i don't think i was ever blinded to the aspects of michael's character that are not so attractive or questionable. the ultimate question is did michael jackson ever molest a child? my conclusion is that i don't think he did. my answer is probably not. i wish i could say conclusively, no, he didn't. i can't. there is -- there is a shadow of doubt. and i learned -- i had to come to accept that i was going to have to live with that, and i think anyone who's honest about michael will have to live with it too. >> reporter: i'm nick watt in los angeles. >> fascinating peek behind that kur tarngs huh? >> they also said he was extremely lonely, sought the come pan of others who also had fame up to his leaf. princess diana, blew him off because he creeped her out. >> his life was as much a show as anyone. diana, blew him off because he creeped her out. >> his life was as much a show
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♪ well, abc's jake tapper has covered the wars in iraq and afghanistan for years, usually from the perspective of the white house. >> but a very personal experience inspired him to look at the wars in a very different way, and the result is his new book, "the outpost: an untold story of american valor." here's jake. >> reporter: october 3, 2009, i was at the hospital with my wife and my newborn son. out of the corner of my eye i caught a news story from afghanistan. >> eight soldiers lost their lives. >> reporter: an attack on a remote u.s. military base, combat outpost keating. >> i have ben on three deployments i have never seen that large of a force attacking
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one standing position. >> reporter: just 53 americans fought valiantly against up to 400 taliban insurgents. shown here on this terrifying video posted months later. and as i held my son, i learned of eight other sons taken from us that day in what was the deadliest day for the u.s. in afghanistan that year. over the next two years i tracked down the stories of the eight men lost that day. kevin thompson, josh kirk, michael scusa, justin gallegos, chris griffin, josh hardt, vernon martin, and stephen mace. i wondered why they were stationed at the doomed outpost at the bottom of three mountains near the pakistan border. >> it was a very, very bad place. it was unfightable. we did what we could to fight
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as a result of where we were at made it very difficult for us to fight. >> reporter: it turns out a pentagon investigation later concluded by mid 2009 there was no tactical or strategic value to the outpost the by then so many paid the ultimate price, including lieutenant ben keating, a gung ho former president of young republicans and son of baptist ministers. killed in november 2006. >> and you have to think to yourself all the stories that do get out there, how many thousands don't. you know, who sacrificed like those guys and their families have. >> you mentioned jake tapper on kimmel, right? >> yes. he's going to be on the "view." and last night. on kimmel. and the book comes out today. a very important and inspiring stories about the guys. >> great perspective to tell the stories. >> more from abc coming up next. stories. @
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this morning on "world news now" -- breaking developments in the widening scandal that's already claimed the career of former cia director david petraeus. >> the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now being investigated in connection with this growing controversy. it's tuesday, november 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." this tuesday morning, general john allen, the u.s. leader in the war zone. apparently he has been in e-mail contact with the woman who blew the whistle in the petraeus scandal. a lot of layers to get to this morning. >> oh, yeah. >> i'm paula faris. >> to say this is getting messy is an understatement. high-ranking officials, two wrapped up in who knows what this thing is all about. on top of that, the fbi has been peeking around the home of david petraeus' mistress. it's getting pretty interesting, folks. we'll have all the details
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coming up in this half hour, including the news that has broken overnight. good morning once again. i'm rob nelson. we'll have the breaking aspects of that story and also what the fbi is saying about how it wept about, its early investigation in the case. lots of details to get to. they were at paula broadwell's house last night. she reportedly is being completely cooperative. handing over laptops, any sort of information. she just wants to get this behind her. a good samaritan who paid a very heavy price for coming to the rescue. his life-changing decision and its consequence. then let's lighten it up a limitle bit, shall we. ""the skinny,"" we told you about the now-single justin bieber. who is the pretty lady you now see with him? two words from that story -- victoria's secret. yeah. >> not a secret anymore.
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>> stay tuned for that. the life of young celebrities. must be tough. we do begin this morning with stunning new developments overnight in the growing scandal involving david petraeus. get this -- general john allen, current u.s. commander in afghanistan, well he is now under investigation for inappropriate e-mails to the whistleblower in the case jill kelly. >> abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz, she's been tracking the story and has these late details. >> reporter: the secretary says on sunday the fbi referred the department of defense a matter involving general allen. apparently this involves communications, e-mails, with jill kelly. apparently there are 20,000 to 30,000 documents including e-mails between general allen and jill kelly. >> wow. now just six months aerks kelly was named honorary ambassador to central come marngsd jill kelly, for her volunteer work with the military. she has yet to comment on this latest development.volunteer wo
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military. she has yet to comment on this latest developmenfor her volunt military. she has yet to comment on this latest development.her voluntee military. she has yet to comment on this latest development.volunteer wo military. she has yet to comment on this latest developmenher volunteer military. she has yet to comment on this latest developmenfor her volunt military. she has yet to comment on this latest development. 52 broadwell's north carolina home last night now she is becoming possibly a central figure as paula herself. >> not this paula. >> not you. not you. you are a good girl. >> yes, i am. jill kelly, as you mentioned, she is a volunteer, not paid by the military. was like a social liaison to the military base in tampa. as for the other woman, paula, at the center of the story, federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. they were seen taking out boxes of materials. >> we return to martha raddatz with more details on this quickly unfolding story. >> reporter: a friend close to petraeus says the general was shocked and surprised to learn broadwell had been sending anonymous threatening e-mails to jill kelly. the petraeus family friend who was so alarmed by the e-mails she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife holly petraeus is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't
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having an fair affair then, which leads us to the first big question. when did the affair begin? petraeus' friend says it started around november 2011, two months after he took over the cia. an important point since he could be tried under military law for adultery. >> my understanding from him is that the affair did not begin when he was in the army. >> reporter: many who know the general suspect it did begin in afghanistan. it was september 2010 that broadwell made her first of six visits to petraeus in the war zone after being granted extraordinary access to write the book about him. >> and when i was in kabul, we would do a lot of interviews on runs. for him i think it was a good distraction from the war. >> reporter: question two. when did the fbi get involved? it was around may or june that the fbi was tracing those threatening e-mails sent to petraeus' friend jill kelly. kelly mentioned harassing e-mails to petraeus herself and the belief that they were from broadwell. officials say broadwell turned over her competitor to the fbi where they found a trove of
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explicit e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. the fbi does not believe petraeus gave any classified information to broadwell, although there was some found on her computer. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> and that's what we're pointing out here, the real news, was national security at risk. whatever was going on in this man's bedroom, what did she really have access to, and did that put the nation in any kind of jeopardy? that's what makes the news beyond the soap opera, tawdry details of it all. >> if you are an adulterer and in the military, you can be tried for that. >> didn't know that. i didn't know that. interesting there too. well, top lawmakers are expected to be briefed on the whole matter later today. i have a feeling it will be a long briefing. >> the fbi is certain to get questions about how it exactly handled the investigation. with more on that angle, here is abc's pierre thomas.
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>> reporter: fbi and justice department officials say they followed the rules. the fbi's focus was on whether federal cyber harassment statutes were violated by alleged mistress paula broadwell when those menacing e-mails were sent. petraeus himself never was the focus of the investigation, nor did it turn up any evidence that he broke any law. they say this was a criminal case, not a major intelligence probe, requiring them to notify congress and the white house. justice department guidelines generally bar sharing information about developing criminal cases. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> we'll see how it plays out. obviously abc will stay the story throughout the morning. tune in to "good morning america" this morning, and "gma" will have full coverage of this coming up. lots of questions and layers to say the least. all in, i think at this hour. >> no pun intended. let's turn to the recovery from super storm sandy, long, slow, finding out, expensive. new york governor andrew cuomo asking the federal government for $30 billion to help rebuild in the wake of the storm.
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the money would be used to fix bridges, tunnels, subways and train lines as well as for repairing homes and apartments wrecked during the storm. and next door, new jersey, the odd/even gas rationing imposed after the storm will officially come to an end this morning. many drivers waited hours, of course, to get gas if any was available because some stations couldn't get fuel and others didn't have the power to pump it. supplies are slowly now getting back to normal. so no more rationing in the garden state. in florida, a good samaritan who lost his leg helping a total stranger is talking about his life-changing ordeal for the first time. >> angel soto, a father of four, stopped his car last month to come to the aid of a crash victim in del ray beach, and that's when another car slammed right into him, crushing his right leg. >> i could not feel my legs, both legs. the pain was excruciating. and i was hopping on one leg.
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>> soto said he would do it all other again because saving someone's life was well worth it. >> oh, man. everyday hero, that's for sure. here's your tuesday forecast, everybody. a wet day from northern california to seattle. up to a half foot of snow in the cascades and northern rockies. rain in south texas. and morning frost along the gulf coast. rain from florida to new england. >> mostly 50s in the northeast. just 30s and 40s in the midwest. 75, phoenix. 63, sacramento. and on ""monday night football,"" it was the chiefs visiting the steelers. it was a tough good morning to watch. we pick it up late. chiefs driving the field goal range. they tie it up as the clock winds down. yep, we're going to o.t. >> that's where the chiefs' quarterback, matt cassel found lawrence timmons, the pick deep into territory. just enough for the steelers to
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kick the winning field goal. steelers win an unwatchable one, 16-13. but their quarterback, ben roethlisberger, taken to the hospital in the third quarter for a right shoulder injury. so they're hoping he's not out for an extended period of time because he's having a career year. >> fourth qb injury this week. rough week for the qbs. all right. coming up. kirstie alley making an encore performance on "dancing with the stars." >> but right now she's dishing about some of her former partners of the romantic kind. it's all in a new book. she has a conversation with barbara walters coming up next. ♪ what a man what a man what a mighty good man ♪ ♪ i want to take a minute or two ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by soda strength. [ scratching ]
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♪ a mighty, mighty good man well, kirstie alley does everything in a big way from her moves on the dance floor to her public struggles with her weight to her outspoken opinions on, well, pretty much everything. >> yeah. now she's rolled all that up into brand-new book called "the art of men." and ba c's barbara walters has got the inside scoop. >> reporter: kirstie alley is back. slim and sexy for her second spin on "dancing with the stars." before you went on "dancing with the stars," you said you were broken? >> i did feel broken. i felt broken. it did have something to do with men.
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i mean maybe there were people who wanted to have sex with me. i certainly didn't want to have sex with them in that condition. >> reporter: so then you did with "dancing with the stars," and now the sex is good? [ laughter ] alley has also written about her love life, including a new revelation about former co-star, patrick swayze, with whom she start in the tv mini series, "north and south." >> do you admire beauty, mr. maine? >> as a matter of fact i do. >> although married to parker stevenson, kirstie fell for swayze who was also married. >> we did fall in love with each other. >> reporter: he want you'd to get divorced and marry him, for heavens sakes? >> i was willing to break up my marriage. and i wasn't willing to barack -- break up his marriage. >> reporter: kirstie, again, tested the bonds of her marriage when she fell deeply in love with her on screen husband john
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travolta in the film, "look who's talking." >> i'm an instructor and i'm giving you a lesson. >> give me your hand. put it on my stick. >> i don't want to put it on your stick. >> john is the greatest love of my life. believe me it took everything i have, inside, outside, to not run off and marry john. >> reporter: why didn't you do it? i mean, he was single? >> because i feel like when you marry someone, you're supposed to work hard at it. you're supposed to make it work. >> reporter: now divorced from parker stevenson, she lives in this 20-room spanish mansion with her two children, 18-year-old lily and 20-year-old drew, and about 24 pets, including ten lemurs. finish this sentence. >> okay. >> reporter: kirstie alley is -- >> -- wild. >> reporter: still? >> i think i'm wild. i consider myself very eccentric. i could be honestly sitting here with you right now while there are ten cats jumping on the table and on our heads. i think that's pretty eccentric. >> wow. >> okay. is john travolta secretly gay? barbara asked her. kirstie said, "i know john.
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and with all my heart and soul, he is not gay. >> i want to know too. why she spilled the beans on the guys. patrick is no longer with us. how does his wife feel? >> john travolta is married to kelly preston. spilling the dirt -- i could have run away with him. this is disrespectful to the dead, to the widow, and to john and his wife. it's a little -- a little classless. i guess you have a book to sell. all things are a go. eh. >> i don't like it. >> a little weird. >> all for the sake of money and publicity. >> all right, have fun. i'm sure it's great book. when we come back, elmo is not so tickled, let's ooh say, about the man who speaks for him.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> oh, well, the news is rocking hollywood this week. it just brings a tear to everyone's eye, of course, the biebs and selena gomez. thank you so much for that -- are broken up officially. now the rumor mill is churning the reason the two are headed for splitsville or in splitsville right now.
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he, there they are the now split couple. he has kind of got his eye on this woman, barbara palvin, a victoria secret model. the rumor he was in the victoria secret holiday fashion show with the wings. all that. eyeing up every little hotty on the catwalk. apparently seeing this girl. if you are wondering she is hungarian, born in budapest, she is 5'7", wears a size 3 dress. of course, she's a victoria's secret -- >> she wears a junior size? >> she's a victoria's secret angel, all of this good stuff. rumors out there that she herself already has a boyfriend. we hope justin is not breaking up an existing relationship here. but anyway, the biebs is moving on. on top of that recently gave some performance where he sang justin timberlake's song "cry me a river" a song justin sang after the break-up with britney, alluding to that britney was the one who was cheating on him. people are saying that justin
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performed that song for a reason to send a message about why the two broke up. you know, it's all hollywood smut. who cares? interesting speculation going on this morning. something a little more straightforward, just as scandalous. we all know who elmo is. >> of course. yes. >> we haven't seen who elmo is. we know the voice. >> yes. >> it is kevin clash, emmy winning puppeteer. he has played elmo for the last 27 years. now he is denying allegations he had sex with a 16-year-old boy. sesame street workshop, released a statement, a 23-year-old man contacted the company in june, alleging that he and clash had a relationship seven years prior. sesame workshop conducted a thorough investigation and found the allegation of underaged conduct to be unsubstantiated. >> well, that's good. unsubstantiated. in this day and age, it's the accusations, not the truth that seems to stick. it's kind of sad. it's kind of creepy. elmo wrapped up. >> elmo is creepy. >> okay. >> tickle me, elmo. >> oh, man. well, anyway. anne hathaway in the movie "les
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mis," based on the famous play. she is 28 years old. she had to become emaciated. >> she was emaciated. >> she was pretty skinny going into this. said she lost 25 pound to play the dying prostitute in the movie. she was in a state of deprivation, physically and emotionally by the time the filming ended. a lot of hype around the movie. she is really thin. look at her. lost 25 pound on top of that to do this role in "les mis" hopefully worth it. early reviews seem to be good. but anyway, that's kind of extreme for anne. >> people are looking for the political showdown, 2014, ashley judd, a staunch liberal against senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. she says, i cherish kentucky, heart and soul, honored by consideration. we have just finished an election.
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♪ where have all right blue skies gone ♪ ♪ where did all the blue skies go ♪ >> oh, marvin on a tuesday. not bad. >> did you do your michael jackson impersonation? >> a good music night. finally, environmental causes are very popular. among young people. and one 12-year-old boy has made recycling shoes his special cause. i don't know if he would want to recycle those? >> he and his mother packed thousands into his car and took them to chicago where theresa gutierrez of wlts caught up with them. >> reporter: 12-year-old eric hanson, also called eco eric, brought more than 4,000 pairs of shoes he collected to use again, a west chicago clothing recycler. since the spring he organized collections throughout the midwest. more than 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown out each year in the united states and dumped
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in landfills. >> i take old jeans and old shoes and turn them into useful products for other people. i think as humans we should recycle as much as possible. and be a little bit more eco-friendly. >> reporter: he came up with the idea of recycling old jeans and shoes when he was just 8 years old. he brought them from ohio with his mom to a used again warehouse in west chicago. he hand loaded all of the shoes he has collected. >> i contacted use again. they said i could send in the shoes that i collect and they would remanufacture them into different purposes. >> absolutely proud. over the top. he collected over 4,000 pairs, pairs of shoes. we counted every single one of them. >> reporter: use again's mission is to convert textiles from land filled and they partnered with eco eric two years ago. >> it's a necessity, not just a fad. we really appreciate that. a lot of shoes will be reused by people who can't afford shoes. >> reporter: they plan to recycle or repurpose them. they made a $1,000 donation to a nonprofit organization fostering clean-up efforts.
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eco eric's message to people -- >> i think they should like open their eyes and look out to the world and see what they can do with their stuff. i think we should reduce our waste, yeah. and do something with your stuff besides throw them in the trash because they just end up in a landfill. >> good to see that guy stepping up. >> ahhh. i can't follow that one. >> thank you. somebody call the emmy committee. >> he's got a lot of sole. >> a phone. rob needs his emmys. wait, wait, they're not there. >> the d block of -- awe >> i'm here all week. >> we're stepping out now. >> tip your bartender. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. c's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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this morning on "world news now" -- breaking news. yet another top american general is now caught up in the scandal that ended the career of david petraeus. >> the pentagon is investigating general john allen. he's the top commander in afghanistan, and e-mails he sent to a woman at the center of the petraeus mess. it is tuesday, november 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." ooh, all of a sudden this thing is looking like "melrose place." it is getting wild, man. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. you talk about a sequel to the david petraeus scandal. it's one bombshell revelation after another in "the david letterman show" petraeus scandal. we'll have the latest developments, and there is a lot of them, in just a moment, to the tune of 30,000.
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also this half hour, tensions flare in the middle east, israel reporting direct hits on syrian targets as syria's violence spills across more borders. >> yes, indeed. also ahead, there's word from france this year's champagne harvest is the worst in 40 years. uh-oh, bad news for the french economy and bubbly lovers everywhere. heartbreaking news with new year's a few weeks away. people like a little bubbly on the 31st. do you like champagne? >> oui, oui-oui. >> oui-oui? [ speaking french ] i like some champagne. >> impressed. paula, very nice. au revoir. >> that's the extent of it. [ speaking french ] >> means shut your mouth, please. >> i'll be quiet. >> i should tell that to myself. and then it's that time of year, fall fix-up and clean-up. we're going to have some of the best gadgets to help you get the job done. >> what job would that be? >> cleaning up. >> we begin with the major development in the unfolding scandal surrounding david petraeus.
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general john allen who's the top military commander of nato forces in afghanistan, well, he's now being investigated by the pentagon for sending inappropriate e-mails to the whistleblower in this case, jill kelly, the woman in tampa. >> she's the woman featured right there in the black dress. we're told investigators are poring over up to 30,000 documents related to the case. she, jill kelly, the florida woman whose complaint to the fbi eventually forced petraeus to step down. general john allen is disputing any wrongdoing and they're not, the department of defense right now isn't speculating as to this relationship, but those e-mails dating back to 2010. so 2010 to 2012, roughly 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails, some of them highly inappropriate. allegedly. >> allegedly. all she was was a military volunteer. why would a volunteer have that
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much to say and communication with someone at his level? so many layers and questions here. it will slowly leak out, of course. stay with abc for coverage. and the fbi at the home of paula broadwell, the mistress. >> she is reportedly being fully cooperative letting them take what they need to get this investigation moving forward. with more on that part of the investigation, we turn to abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but his reputation is sullied, the fbi is under scrutiny, and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material, material broadwell is nowlingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. so many questions remain about
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how and when the affair began, and who the woman behind it all really is. paula broadwell was exceptional. high school valedictorian, homecoming queen, west point cadet, rising to lieutenant colonel in the army, married with two young sons, she approached petraeus about research she was doing as a graduate student at harvard. that research eventually led to the unprecedented access to the general while he was commanding forces in afghanistan. broadwell took six trips she described as embeds with the general. and broadwell embarked on a tour publicity tour promoting the book. it is now clear the affair was ongoing at that time. she spoke about petraeus on "the daily show" with jon stewart. >> you're a runner, and to get to know him, he wanted to run with you. so you ran together. >> i thought i was going to test him. he was going to test me. it ended up being a test for both of us since we both ran pretty quickly, but that was the foundation of our relationship.
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>> reporter: broadwell got to know petraeus' wife holly, both in the front row just seats away from each other during his cia confirmation hearing. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus. and so far, no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, age 4 and 6. for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends, who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he had felt that he let the team down and that he obviously wanted to -- to make it -- to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporter: a long way from 2007 in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general.
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>> the job is so consuming, it is something that takes every waking minute of every day. >> reporter: either way, those duties took him away from his wife and family for the majority of the last decade. i'm martha raddatz in washington. >> and there are new questions this morning about the fbi agent who first took that initial complaint from jill kelly. we have learned the agent was barred from taking part in the case over the summer due to concerns he had become personally involved. he reached out to a member of congress when he thought the e-mail investigation was not moving quickly enough. >> could this get any messier? wow. >> i'm thinking yes. defense secretary leon panetta now has made his first comments about petraeus' decision to resign as the nation's top spot. according to panetta -- i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face you in that
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position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >> yeah. and secretary of defense leon panetta and the president have both agreed general john allen was up for a promotion. he was going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed. again, general john allen denies any wrongdoing with jill kelly, the e-mails, 20,000 to 30,000 dating back to 120u. >> again, the tipping point may have been when petraeus according to all accounts, really crafted relationships with the media, was well aware of his image. high profile, very powerful man, and yet, when you came done to writing his official biography, he asked a woman to do it who and never written a book before, perhaps looking as this thing moves on, a telltale moment into what was really going on here. i think it says a lot. >> everyone around him they were concerned with the types of access that she was getting. apparently more than we thought it was. secretary of state hillary
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clinton arrived at her latest overseas destination, this time australia, where the u.s. and that country are holding a summit about strengthening defense ties and fighting cyber threats from countries, including china. president obama travels to asia later this week with historic visits in myanmar and cambodia as well as thailand. in the middle east, growing concerns that israel is being drawn into the syrian civil war. the israeli military says its tank scored a direct hit on a mobile artillery launcher after a stray mortar fell into the golan heights. the syrian conflict, it has already spilled over into turkey, jordan, and neighboring lebanon. there is a mystery this morning surrounding tech pioneer, john mcafee. police are hunting for him. the multimillionaire, macafee, lives in the central american country of belize where his next-door neighbor has been found shot to death. police describe 67-year-old macafee as a person of interest in the case.
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three children are among five family members who have been found dead inside a toledo, ohio, garage. police believe it is a case of murder/suicide. all five apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning from truck exhaust piped in through hoses. police say there was a custody battle over the children, ages 10, 6, 5. they had been in the care of their grandparents for a very long time. a florida power company worker is paying dearly for a trip to new york to help the lights get back on after sandy. the lakeland electric lineman john applewhite attacked as he walked into a new york restaurant last week. he speculates the guy who hit him was mad about still having no power. applewhite said he is not going to let the incident get him down. adding he still enjoys helping people. i know it is tough up here. we have got to keep our tempers in check. the guy trying to help people out, end up in the hospital. all right. well, driverless cars may be the thing of the future, but one
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car apparently could not wait for the new technology to evolve. >> take a look at this bizarre scene in wildwood, new jersey. the car keeps going in circles. backward with no one at all behind the wheel. after standing by helplessly, a hero emerges believed to be the fire chief jumping in from the passenger's side window. >> looks like the "dukes of hazard" car. little bit. lots of cheers from the crowd. it all started when drivers and passengers decided to switch side. as both men got out, the car slipped into reverse. >> well done. coming up next, the champagne blues. >> france's bubbly is going flat. we're going to tell you why and what it means for your new year's toast right after this. it's all coming up on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by lifestyle lift.
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well, the new halo 4 game is proving to be an angel for microsoft. the sci-fi shoot-'em-up action game raked in $220 million sales globally last tuesday, the first day of sale. >> that beats the record set by previous installments of the hit series for x-box 360 platform. halo 4 could be the hit of the season. it will be challenged by call of duty black ops 2 which goes on sale today. >> the bankrupt maker of twinkies is permanently shutting down three bakeries as thousands walk the picket line. hostess announced the closures of its facilities in seattle, st. louis, and cincinnati.
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the company ceo is threatening to shut down the entire company if the strike cripples business. members of the bakers' union walked off the job friday over wage cuts and benefit cuts as well. get your twinkies now, folks. not looking good. >> if you get them now, they will be good in 20 years. if you're not getting enough fiber from fruits and vegetables, a new alternative, sippy soda, what the people at pepsi are claiming. >> that's right. pepsi introducing a new soft drink in japan, supposed to be infused with fat-blocking fiber. the pepsi special as it's called is designed to appeal to young health-conscious men. >> is that calories? >> get your fiber, folks, stay regular. to a different drink now,
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champagne, nothing to celebrate in france. there is word that this year's harvest is the worst in at least 40 years. they say it was done, you know, caused damage because of hail storms, heavy rain, as well as fungus. >> you will be able to toast the upcoming holidays, the bubbly has to age 15 months. the cork you pop won't be from this year's harvest. that means 2014 will be expensive when you ring it in. >> probably so. >> again, new year's, champagne, hand in hand.
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welcome back, everybody. there is no denying it any more. fall is officially here. that means you have to get the home repair projects that you put off so you could enjoy lazy days of summer. so our friend the giz whiz dik deb de bebartolo knows what will ma chores easier and more fun. he presents an array of power tools. where did you find all this stuff? >> power tools and other stuff.
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home depot has ryobi tools. and these are sold as a kit. this is the power saw. and this has a laser line so that goes on so you can saw a straight line. but -- >> keeps you on task. >> laser. >> exactly. what is neat, ryobi has 50 tools that all use the same battery pack. >> so it's transferable from tool to tool. nice. >> lithium ion, so you get 20% more run time. it lasts four times longer. so this is -- we click it into the drill now. the little l.e.d. light shines on your work. a little magnetic platform here. didn't have any screws. we stuck paper clips here. little drill storage there. >> nice. neat. >> transfer the battery into the work light. >> how nice. >> and twist the head to shine on your work. those are sold as a kit at home depot. a totally different gadget. also from ryobi. >> the thing that sprays. >> same battery pack. it's a paint sprar.
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but if you get a clog, you take aim it into like a cardboard box, clear the clog. turn it back. >> all right. >> now, if you must have the latest of everything and you're geeky -- this man is not geeky, okay? >> so you say. >> this is kind of neat. this is from black & decker. >> this is cool. >> it's the gyro screwdriver. so you press down on it. lean a little bit this way. driving screws in. you lean a little bit that way, we are now in unscrewing mode. we also have an l.e.d. light down there. we can vary the speed by moving the wrist. >> so it's all about how you angle this thing, depending, and that determines which direction it goes, how fast it goes. that's kind of cool. nice. >> exactly. a little gyro black & decker. lithium ion.
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doesn't use that battery. about $40. >> not bad at all. this is my favorite item. >> this is from, let me push it in here. this is -- it's called the nest thermostat. it's a learning thermostat. >> a smart thermostat, if you will. yes. >> you know what? they asked people, how many had programmed your thermostats. 15% of people who bought thermostats, program them. so this one -- so the first week, you just use it -- "i feel cold, i feel warm." little computer memorizes everything. a little motion detector with a wide range. if it sees the family out. you forgot to lower it. it lowers it. >> save on those energy bills. >> exactly. wi-fi-enabled. get in touch with it from any wi-fi device. >> nice. nice. future of the light bulb. right here. >> the fluorescent is -- yeah, you save money. but they're ugly. and a lot of them you cannot dim. >> okay. >> so this is the next generation. so it's l.e.d. light bulb, and they're fully dimmable. and what's neat about that is it's very close to what a regular light bulb looks like.
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you can use these in lamps. a lot of people, you could use these as a decoration because they're quite interesting looking. >> looks prettier than the average normal light bulb. >> this is called the switch 60. right now in commercial use. in a month they will be a switch 40. 40, 60, 100 watt. coming in at $40. but, of course, as time goes on they will rapidly drop in price. >> also helps you save money on energy. >> yes, exactly. also lasts 25,000 hours. >> not bad at all. all good stuff. all good tips for the fall. sir, as always, we appreciate you being here, all this good stuff. thank you, paula, for donating all this stuff. you can find details on all the products. and where to find them at dick's website, gizwhiz.biz or wnnfans.com. we'll be right back, you are watching "world news now." wnnfans.com. we'll be right back, you are watching "world news now." ♪ i'd do anything for you, dear ♪
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i know this is going to come as a shock to you, rob, did you know there is a lot o as a shock to you, rob, did you know there is a lot of women that don't get along with their mothers-in-law. >> i am stunned by the stats. >> stunned. thanks to people at onepoll and their hard research for basically stating the obvious. 40% of us don't like our mothers-in-law. oopds and here's a couple of reasons why. most of us have an uneasy relationship. but the number five -- giving your children too much junk food. number four, criticizing your mothering skills. >> i get that, yeah. >> three, declaring "in my day we did it like this." >> no one likes that. >> number two, acting like they know what is best. the number one reason that most don't like their mother-in-law, sharing their opinions on how to raise your children. coupled with other stats. one in ten not speaking to their mother-in-law following a bitter argument, and 15% have come close to ending their relationship over friction with their mother-in-law. i just want to say, janet krueger, i love you.
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>> i knew that was coming. i knew that was coming. this interesting too. more women have driver's licenses in the united states than men. more licensed female drivers than men. they did this study from 1995 to 2010. they said basically, look, numbers are what the numbers are. more women drivers out there these days which could have an economic impact because women are more likely to purchase smaller, safer, more fuel efficient cars and drive less and lower fatality rate. per distance driven. so could be good for the roadways that there are more women out there driving cars. >> first we can vote. now we can drive. what will the world come to? >> oh, yes, indeed. we should get to our "favorite story of the morning." >> honestly -- looking to put a little spark into your romance. how about this. an artist launched "love is art kits." between $60 and $100. basically what you can buy, it's
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a big canvas, plastic sheet, and paint. you roll around on the canvas and sheet -- >> as you're making -- >> -- as you're making love. >> yes. >> and that's the final effect. apparently you get slippers included. allows you to walk in the shower to wash it off. comes with a plastic sheet to roll on the floor underneath. specially treated canvas. i hope so. 4-ounce bottle of payment where you can simply use your body or bodies to move the paint around and across the canvas, creating an abstract image. ♪ >> wow, art work created by love making process there -- i can see some of the freaks out there getting into that. it is creative. it's not a bad thing -- >> i don't want to get anywhere near it. high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever.
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this morning on "world news now" -- a house search is just one of the newest developments in the scandal that brought down former cia director david petraeus. >> fbi agesure this morning on "world news now" -- a house search is just one of the newest developments in the scandal that brought down former cia director david petraeus. >> fbi agents sure did look like they were conducting an investigation at the house of petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell. it is tuesday, november 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." and now, some breaking developments from overnight. the top american commander in afghanistan is now involved in what is turning into a growing scandal. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. you do get the sense this one is going to stick around for quite a while. we do welcome do you this tuesday edition of "world news now." also this half hour, the fallout from the nascar brawl we showed you yesterday afternoon. a hefty fine and some harsh word still flying in that one. when we say hefty fines, we mean
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hefty. >> hefty. maybe not so much for him. for a normal person, yeah. >> still hefty. from here in new york it seems impossible some residents who lost power during sandy are now using boiling water as a source of heat. our steve osunsami met some of those folks, and we have a look at how they're doing now more than two weeks after the storm. public housing residents in the city particularly hard hit. we'll get to that in a second. and will the fascination with michael jackson ever end? i don't think so. there are some startling revelations in a new book about how jackson dealt with money, not to mention his own fame and what he really wanted from his career. fascinating information there. speaking of fascinating, we begin with the breaking news now that the top u.s. military commander in afghanistan is now also caught up in the petraeus scandal. general john allen is being investigated by the pentagon now for sending thousands of improper e-mails to jill kelly. she is, of course, the whistleblower in this case. >> she is the florida woman who triggered an investigation which
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ultimately forced petraeus to resign. now defense officials would not discuss the nature of the relationship between general allen and jill kelly. but some 20,000 to 30,000 documents dating back to, i believe, 2010, involved inappropriate communications between general allen and an individual. the said individual was jill kelly. >> you were first seeing this all play out on e-mails. e-mails from mistress paula to petraeus, that's what led to this. now, another very high-ranking military official accused of sending e-mails also to the woman, a whistleblower in this case who allegedly was just a family friend of the petraeuses. as you said, some could be inappropriate here. this will be the huge story of this morning. what exactly were in those e-mails, why so many, and what did they contain. >> general allen was up for pending nomination to be commander of the united states european command and supreme allied commander.
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but the secretary and the president have asked for it to be put on hold while that's an investigation. >> seems just about right. allen will remain in his current job. the senate is being asked to speed up confirmation hearings for his successor. and in other major developments, fbi agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night. abc's larry jacobs has that part of the story. >> reporter: officials entered the house of petraeus' former mistress paula broadwell and left with several boxes. this new development after an official told abc news that the fbi discovered if not thousands of e-mails between david petraeus and paula broadwell on her computer, sordid e-mails that detailed their affair and ultimately led to petraeus' downfall as cia director. >> in his universe, this moral failure is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing the position. this responsibility for the nation. >> reporter: this affair is only a moral failing, not a civilian
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crime. it could be a military one. petraeus can be tried under military law for adultery if the affair started while he was still a general running the afghanistan campaign. >> every indication and certainly my understanding from him is the affair did not begin while he was in the army, but there were some worrisome signs while he was in uniform working in afghanistan. >> reporter: paula broadwell flew to the war zone six times after granted extraordinary access to write a book about petraeus. she enthusiastically praised him during her book tour. >> i think he does present a terrific role model for young people, consecutives, men and women. >> reporter: ironically it was broadwell who set off the scandal when she sent threatening messages to jill kelly, warning her to stay away from petraeus, though kelly has never been romantically involved with the general. soon the fbi investigated her for hacking and breach of national security but so far have only found details of an affair. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> and there are new questions this morning about the fbi agent who first took the complaint
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from jill kelly. we've learned that the agent was barred from taking part in the case over the summer due to concerns that he had become personally involved. he reached out to a member of congress when he thought the e-mail investigation wasn't moving quickly enough. so jill kelly, just to let you know, she's an unpaid social liaison at a military base down in tampa, florida. >> there were initial reports she was an employee of the state department. that is not true. that got out there. so, again, there's three things playing out here. the relationship between petraeus and paula. then there's the relationship between general allen and jill kelly, the family friend who got the threatening e-mails from the mistress. now this fbi agent launched the investigation. his relationship with jill kelly, the family friend being investigated. seeing this thing develop now on three different tiers. >> and general allen says that he disputes that there's any wrongdoing, that he's done anything wrong, and they're not
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trying -- right now at this point, they're not speculating as to what the relationship with jill kelly was, so we're not going to speculate it either. >> no, no. we'll see what the e-mails contain. 30,000 e-mails. we will see. >> some of them inappropriate. >> allegedly. yes. in other new this morning, the search is on for a tech pioneer, john mcafee. mcafee lives in the central american country of belize where his next-door neighbor has been found shot to death. police there call 67-year-old mcafee a person of interest in this case, and a number of people describe his recent behavior as eccentric. five family members including three children have been found dead inside a toledo, ohio, garage. police say it looks like a murder/suicide. all five parentally died of carbon monoxide poisoning from truck exhaust piped in through hoses. police say there was a custody battle over those three kids,
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ages 150, 6, and 5. and investigators in indianapolis are zeroing in on natural gas as they look for the cause of the huge explosion that killed two people and seriously damaged dozens of homes. the owner of one of the homes that was leveled said he had a problem with his furnace over the past few weeks, but officials say it could take some time before they know the exact cause of that deadly weekend blast. we head overseas now where there are growing concerns that israel is being drawn into the syrian civil war. the israeli military says its tankings scored a, quote, direct hit on a mobile artillery lawn cher after a stray mortar fell into the golan heights. the syrian conflict has already spilled over into turkey, jordan, as well as lebanon. a flight in brazil almost ended in tragedy, and every dramatic moment all captured on camera. this small business jet overshot a runway in sao paolo on sunday. as you can see it crashed into a
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retaining wall and then broke apart, stopping short of a busy highway. despite damage and smoke, no one was killed. the pilot was injured, but the two passengers were not hurt. lance armstrong has cut all ties with livestrong, the charity he founded while battling cancer. weeks after being stripped of his seven tour de france titles, starm strong fi armstrong fired off this defiant tweet over the weekend. a picture of himself in the living room flanked by the jersey, back in austin and just lying around, but completely severing ties trying to protect his foundation. >> another fall from grace. we've seen plenty this year, huh? i know that you reported this one here yesterday. they had a nascar race in arizona over the weekend, and a boxing match broke out. >> yeah, this one was not pretty. jeff gordon said he'd just had enough of clint boyer. he wrecked him during the race. that sparked a massive brawl in the pits between their crews.
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gordon has been find 100,000 bucks, docked 25 points, and has been put on probation. >> members of the team penalized . gordon's crew chief was fined 25 grand and put on probation as well. >> swift punishment for them. coming up next, the new revelations we mentioned about the king of pop, michael jackson. >> they're calling themselves the forgotten victims of superstorm sandy. stranded and trying to make progress one step at a time. you're are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs.
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welcome back, everybody. two weeks after hurricane sandy slammed into the northeast. life is still very difficult for the people who live in one section of brooklyn, redhook.lir the people who live in one section of brooklyn, redhook. >> their high-rise public housing buildings are still without power or heat, and abc's steve osunsami went to find out why. >> reporter: we went climbing the long and dark stairs in redhook, brooklyn, at the new york city housing authority where thousands of family are living without heat and electricity. some of the 47,000 without power across the city. >> you just have to, well, pray and hope for the best. >> reporter: we found nia tarver and her family using steam from boiling water to keep warm. >> thank god my stove works. if we didn't have the stove, it
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-- i don't think i would stay here. >> reporter: the stove is what is keeping you warm? >> yeah. >> reporter: outside, long lines at the relief agencies for bread, blankets and suits. red cross agencies are here. families are entering their third week without power, and they want someone held accountable. >> we were left behind. that's all i can say. left behind. we, too, pay taxes. >> reporter: they worry there is no one rushing to restore the power here because they're poor. the local power utilities say they have done their job, the power is here at the curb. the housing authority said it can't pull the electricity in because the equipment in the basement is still wet. we took our questions to management and were shown the door. >> you've got to get out of here. >> you can't come in. come on. >> reporter: but we did find the public housing chairman telling us that generators and pumps from as far away as texas finally started arriving over the weekend. >> first and foremost, we have been laser beam focused on redhook and families. >> reporter: families here are
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beyond frustrated worried they can be without power until thanksgiving. the housing authority says it will do everything it can to make sure that doesn't happen. >> steve osunsami. potentially until thanksgiving? >> that's what we heard last week. that's how long it could go. there was an article in "the new york times" how in a tragedy like this, the same thing, some class issues emerged about what areas got power back first, which residents became the priority residents and which ones had to wait a little bit longer for resources for power for attention from politicians and utilities. you see these kinds of things play out. you hope everybody gets it back in time. two weeks without power? you have families to raise, meals to put on the table. it's tough for everybody, everybody from all walks of life suffered in the storm. let's hope they get back sooner than later. so i'm glad steve did that piece. >> well said. thought you knew everything there was to know about michael jackson? think again.
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>> a surprising new book, the king of pop's personal struggles as we have never seen them before. that story coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. think again. >> a surprising new book, the king of pop's personal struggles as we have never seen them before. that story coming up. ñ announcer
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♪ don't just leave me alone ♪ leave me alone ♪ leave me ♪ don't just leave me alone ♪ leave me alone ♪ leave me alone look at that. >> i can do my michael now. come on. well, at one time michael jarks jarks of course, was the most popular man on the planet, and that came with an extraordinary dose of publicity. >> we're not going to leave him alone. >> no, no, we're not.
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>> but now three years after his death, a new book reveals michael's private struggles in unparalleled detail. abc's nick watt has the story. ♪ thriller nights >> reporter: there hasn't been anyone that famous in a single moment as he was during "thriller" time. i think that was probably the peak of a celebrity for a human being. >> reporter: randall sullivan highly acclaimed journalist spent three years getting behind the mask of the most celebrated entertainer our world has ever known. it's a tale of family, fame, lost childhood, and startling accusations that you won't have heard before. the portrait of a prescription drug addict who could spend $250,000 on a shopping spree without thinking. >> the shopping like the drugs was a painkiller for him. >> reporter: apparently michael jackson would often call business partners and ask them to bring around bags of cash. >> in one case, there was a phone call where he's asking mark for $7.5 million.
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for some reason he put it in like a french fry bag and gave it to michael. it became an inside joke. he said, well, i want you to supersize this order. he wanted to have money to put in his pocket. to him that was real money. >> that is like a child. >> he was, yes. >> reporter: a man child who couldn't leave fame or family behind. >> michael was tired of being a song and dance man. he didn't want to perform on stage from the time -- well, from the time of the history tour, which was 1995 to 1996. jackson wanted to be an actor. he wanted to buy the rights of every marvel character before anyone else thought of making them into movies. >> he wanted to play spider-man. how that would have worked, i don't know. >> reporter: he wanted to play willy wonka. but he didn't get that role either. jackson claimed to be a child trapped in an adult world. >> he never got to express his sexuality in any sort of -- >> reporter: and you think his
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sexuality was? >> i think he did all that he could to neutralize himself. i don't think michael was trying to be homosexual, or heterosexual or pedophile. he was trying to be asexual or presexual. his insistence that he was peter pan was so total that he got peter pan's nose. >> reporter: there were, of course, the accusations that jackson's love of children was, in fact, sexual. there is no proof he molested anyone. he was cleared of the only accusation that ever made it to trial, but he admitted to sharing a bed with prepubescent kids. he shared a bed with dozens of children. >> correct. >> reporter: why? >> he wanted to be a child himself. he wanted to believe he was another 12-year-old or 13-year-old. >> reporter: he want add sleepover. >> he wanted a sleepover. he felt he didn't have a childhood. >> reporter: in the book, sullivan describes how people, like lisa marie presley, were
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beguiled by his intelligence and charm. it seems you have fallen for the michael jackson spell as well? >> well, i hope that what i fell for was good about him. i don't think i was ever blinded to the aspects of michael's character that are not so attractive or questionable. the ultimate question is did michael jackson ever molest a child? my conclusion is that i don't think he did. my answer is probably not. i wish i could say conclusively, no, he didn't. i can't. there is -- there is a shadow of doubt. and i learned -- i had to come to accept that i was going to have to live with that, and i think anyone who's honest about michael will have to live with it too. >> reporter: i'm nick watt in los angeles. >> fascinating peek behind that curtain, huh? >> and they said he was also extremely lonely, sought the comfort of others who also had fame like his life. princess diana blew him off because he creeped her out. >> his life was as much a show as anyone. >> his life was as much a show
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♪ well, abc's jake tapper has covered the wars in iraq and afghanistan for years, usually from the perspective of the white house. >> but a very personal experience inspired him to look at the wars in a very different way, and the result is his new book, "the outpost: an untold story of american valor." here's jake. >> reporter: october 3, 2009, i was at the hospital with my wife and my newborn son. out of the corner of my eye i caught a news story from afghanistan. >> eight soldiers lost their lives. >> reporter: an attack on a remote u.s. military base, combat outpost keating. >> i have been on all three deployments, and i have never seen that large of a force
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attacking one static position. >> reporter: just 53 americans fought valiantly against up to 400 taliban insurgents. shown here on this terrifying video posted months later. and as i held my son, i learned of eight other sons taken from us that day in what was the deadliest day for the u.s. in afghanistan that year. over the next two years i tracked down the stories of the eight men lost that day. kevin thompson, josh kirk, michael scusa, justin gallegos, chris griffin, josh hardt, vernon martin, and stephen mace. i wondered why they were stationed at the doomed outpost at the bottom of three mountains near the pakistan border. >> it was a very, very bad place. it was unfightable. we did what we could to fight. as a result of where we were at made it very difficult for us to fight. >> reporter: it turns out that a pentagon investigation later
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concluded by mid-2009 there was no tactical or strategic value to the outpost by then. so many paid the ultimate price, including lieutenant ben keating, a gung ho former president of young republicans and son of baptist ministers. killed in november 2006. >> and you have to think to yourself all the stories that do get out there, how many thousands don't, you know, who sacrificed like those guys and their families have. >> you mentioned jake tapper's going to be on kimmel, right? >> yes. he's going to be on "the view" and late night on kimmel. and the book comes out today. a very important and inspiring story about the guys. >> he gets great perspective to tell those stories. >> oh, yeah. more from abc coming up next. >> more from abc coming up next. @
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this morning on "world news
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now" -- breaking developments in the widening scandal that's already claimed the career of former cia director david petraeus. >> the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now being investigated in connection with this growing controversy. it's tuesday, november 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." this tuesday morning, general john allen, the u.s. leader in the war zone. apparently he's been in e-mail contact with the woman who blew the whistle in the petraeus scandal. a lot of layers to get to this morning. >> oh, yeah. >> i'm paula faris. >> to say this is getting messy is an understatement. very high-ranking officials, two now, wrapped up in who knows what this thing is all about. meanwhile on top of that, the fbi has been peeking around the home of david petraeu petraeus' mistress.
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it's getting pretty interesting, folks. we'll have all the details coming up in this half hour, including the news that has broken overnight. good morning once again. i'm rob nelson. we'll have the breaking aspects of that story and also what the fbi is saying about how it went about, its early investigation in the case. lots of details to get to. they were at paula broadwell's house last night. she reportedly is being completely cooperative. handing over laptops, any sort of information just because she wants to get this behind her. well, then, a good samaritan who paid a very heavy price for coming to the rescue. his life-changing decision and its consequence. then let's lighten it up a little bit, shall we? "the skinny," we told you about the now single justin bieber. who's the pretty lady you now see with him? two words from that story. victoria's secret. yeah. >> not a secret anymore. >> stay tuned for that. the life of young celebrities. must be tough. we do begin this morning with stunning new developments overnight in the growing scandal involving david petraeus. get this. general john allen, the current
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u.s. commander in afghan starngs well, he is now under investigation for inappropriate e-mails to the whistleblower in the case, jill kelly. >> abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz, she's been tracking the story and has these late details. >> reporter: the secretary says on sunday the fbi referred the department of defense a matter involving general allen. apparently this involves communications, e-mails, with jill kelly. apparently there are 20,000 to 30,000 documents including e-mails between general allen and jill kelly. >> wow. now just six months ago, kelly was named honorary ambassador to central command for her volunteer work with the military. she has yet to comment on this latest development. now she's becoming possibly a central figure as paula herself.
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>> not this paula. >> not you. not you. you're a good girl. >> yes, i am. jill kelly, as you mentioned, she is a volunteer, not paid by the military. was like a social liaison to the military base in tampa. as for the other woman, paula, at the center of the story, federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. they were seen taking out boxes of materials. >> we now return to martha raddatz for more details on this quickly unfolding story. >> reporter: a friend close to petraeus says the general was shocked and surprised to learn broadwell had been sending anonymous threatening e-mails to jill kelly. the petraeus family friend who was so alarmed by the e-mails she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife holly petraeus is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't having an affair then, which leads us to the first big question. when did the affair begin?
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petraeus' friends claim it started around november 2011, two months after he took over the cia, an important point since he could be trierd under military law for adultery. >> my understanding from him is that the affair did not begin when he was in the army. >> reporter: many who know the general suspect it did begin in afghanistan. it was september 2010 that broadwell made her first of six visits to petraeus in the war zone after being granted extraordinary access to write the book about him. >> and when i was in kabul, we would do a lot of interviews on runs. for him i think it was a good distraction from the war. >> reporter: question two. when did the fbi get involved? it was around may or june that the fbi was tracing those threatening e-mails sent to petraeus' friend jill kelly. kelly mentioned the harassing e-mails to petraeus herself and the belief that they were from broadwell.
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officials say broadwell turned over her competitor to the fbi where they found a trove of explicit e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. the fbi does not believe petraeus gave any classified information to broadwell, although there was some found on her computer. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> and that's what we're pointing out here, the real news, was national security at risk. whatever was going on in this man's bedroom, what did she really have access to, and did that put the nation in any kind of jeopardy? that's what makes the news beyond the soap opera, tawdry details of it all. >> if you are an adulterer and in the military, you can be tried for that. >> didn't know that. i didn't know that. interesting there too. >> well, top lawmakers are expected to be briefed on the whole matter later today. i have a feeling it will be a long briefing. >> the fbi is certain to get questions about how it exactly handled the investigation. with more on that angle, here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: fbi and justice department officials say they followed the rules. the fbi's focus was on whether federal cyber harassment
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statutes were violated by alleged mistress paula broadwell when those menacing e-mails were sent. petraeus himself never was the focus of the investigation, nor did it turn up any evidence that he broke any law. they say this was a criminal case, not a major intelligence probe, requiring them to notify congress and the white house. justice department guidelines generally bar sharing information about developing criminal cases. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> we'll see how it plays out. obviously abc will stay the story throughout the morning. tune in to "good morning america" this morning, and "gma" will have full coverage of this coming up. lots of questions and layers to say the least. all in, i think, at this hour. >> no pun intended. let's turn to the recovery from super storm sandy, long, slow, finding out day by day, extremely expensive.
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new york governor andrew cuomo asking the federal government for $30 billion to help rebuild in the wake of the storm. the money would be used to fix bridges, tunnels, subways and train lines as well as for repairing homes and apartments wrecked during the storm. and next door, new jersey, the odd/even gas rationing imposed after the storm will officially come to an end this morning. many drivers waited hours, of course, to get gas if any was available because some stations couldn't get fuel and others didn't have the power to pump it. supplies are slowly now getting back to normal. so no more rationing in the garden state. in florida, a good samaritan who lost his leg helping a total stranger is talking about his life-changing ordeal for the first time. >> angel soto, a father of four, stopped his car last month to come to the aid of a crash victim in del ray beach, and that's when another car slammed right into him, crushing his right leg. >> i could not feel my legs, both legs. the pain was excruciating. and i was hopping on one leg.
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>> soto said he would do it all other again because saving someone's life was well worth it. >> oh, man. everyday hero, that's for sure. here's your tuesday forecast, everybody. a wet day from northern california to seattle. up to a half foot of snow in the cascades and northern rockies. some rain in south texas and moving frost along the gulf coast. rain from florida to new england. >> mostly 50s in the northeast. just 30s and 40s in the midwest. 75 in phoenix and 63 in sacramento. and on "monday night football," it was the chiefs visiting the steelers. it was a tough game to watch. we pick it up late. chiefs driving the field goal range. they tie it up as the clock winds down. yep, we're going to o.t. >> and that's where the chiefs' quarterback, matt cassel found lawrence timmons, the pick deep into territory. just enough for the steelers to kick the winning field goal. steelers win an unwatchable one, 16-13.
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but their quarterback, ben roethlisberger, taken to the hospital in the third quarter for a right shoulder injury. so they're hoping that he's not out for an extended period of time because he's having a career year. >> fourth qb injury this week. rough week for the qbs. all right. coming up. kirstie alley making an encore performance on "dancing with the stars." >> but right now she's dishing about some of her former partners of the romantic kind. it's all in a new book. she has a conversation with barbara walters coming up next. ♪ what a man what a man what a mighty good man ♪ ♪ i want to take a minute or two ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by sodastream. ought to you by soda strength. [ scratching ]
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♪ a ♪ a mighty, mighty good man well, kirstie alley does everything in a big way from her moves on the dance floor to her public struggles with her weight to her outspoken opinions on, well, pretty much everything. >> yeah. now she's rolled all that up into brand-new book called "the art of men." and abc's barbara walters got the inside scoop. >> reporter: kirstie alley is back. slim and sexy for her second spin on "dancing with the stars." before you went on "dancing with the stars," you said you were broken. >> i felt broken. i did feel broken. it did have something to do with men. i mean maybe there were people who wanted to have sex with me. i certainly didn't want to have
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sex with them in that condition. >> reporter: so then you did ""dancing with the stars," kwrts and now the sex is good. [ laughter ] alley has also written about her love life, including a new revelation about former co-star, patrick swayze, with whom she start in the tv mini series, "north and south." >> do you admire beauty, mr. maine? >> as a matter of fact i do. >> although married to parker stevenson, kirstie fell for swayze who was also married. >> we did fall in love with each other. >> reporter: he want you'd to get divorced and marry him, for heavens sakes? >> i was probably more willing to break up my marriage, and i want willing to break up his marriage. >> reporter: kirstie, again, tested the bonds of her marriage when she fell deeply in love with her on screen husband john travolta in the film, "look who's talking." >> i'm an instructor and i'm giving you your first lesson. give me your hand.
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put it on my stick. >> i don't want to put it on your stick. >> john is the greatest love of my life. believe me it took everything i have, inside, outside, to not run off and marry john. >> reporter: why didn't you do it? i mean, he was single? >> because i feel like when you marry someone, you're supposed to work hard at it. you're supposed to make it work. >> reporter: now divorced from parker stevenson, she lives in this 20-room spanish mansion with her two children, 18-year-old lily and 20-year-old drew and about 24 pets, including ten lemurs. finish this sentence. >> okay. >> reporter: kirstie alley is -- >> -- wild. >> reporter: still? >> i think i'm wild. i consider myself very eccentric. and i could be honestly sitting with you right now while there are ten cats jumping on the table and on our heads. i think that's pretty eccentric.
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>> wow. >> okay. is john travolta secretly gay? barbara asked her. kirstie said, "i know john. and with all my heart and soul, he is not gay. >> i want to know too. why she spilled the beans on these guys. patrick is no longer with us. how does his wife feel? >> john travolta is married to kelly preston. spilling the dirt -- i could have run away with him. this is disrespectful to the dead, to the widow, and to john and his wife. it's a little -- a little classless, but i guess you have a book to sell and all things are a go. eh. >> i don't like it. >> a little weird. >> all for the sake of money and publicity. >> all right. have fun. i'm sure it's a great book. when we come back, elmo is not so tickled, let's say, about the man who speaks for him. >> we have "the skinny" with the trouble brewing on "sesame street" right after this.
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ski ♪ skinny so skinny >> oh, well, the news is rocking hollywood this week. it just brings a tear to everyone's eye, of course, the biebs and selena gomez -- thank you so much for that -- are broken up officially. now the rumor mill is churning the reason the two are headed for splitsville or in splitsville right now. he, there they are the now split couple. he has kind of got his eye on this woman, barbara palvin, a victoria secret model.
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the rumor he was in the victoria secret holiday fashion show with the wings. all that. kind of eyeing up every little hotty on the cat wauks there. apparently seeing this girl. if you are wondering she is hungarian, born in budapest, she is 5'7", wears a size 3 dress. of course, she's a victoria's secret -- >> she wears a junior size? >> she's a victoria's secret angel, all of this good stuff. rumors out there that she herself already has a boyfriend. we hope justin is not breaking up an existing relationship here. but anyway, the biebs is moving on. on top of that recently gave some performance where he sang justin timberlake's song "cry me a river," which is a song justin sang after the break-up with britney, all about alluding to the fact that britney was the one who was cheating on him. people are saying that justin performed that song for a reason to send a message about why the two broke up. you know, it's all hollywood smut. who cares? but interesting speculation going on this morning.
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something a little more straightforward but just as scandalous. we all know who elmo is. >> of course. yes. >> we haven't seen who elmo is. we know the voice. >> yes. >> it is kevin clash, emmy winning puppeteer. he has played elmo for the last 27 years. now he is denying allegations he had sex with a 16-year-old boy. sesame street workshop, released a statement, a 23-year-old man contacted the company in june, alleging that he and clash had a relationship seven years prior. sesame workshop conducted a thorough investigation and found the allegation of underaged conduct to be unsubstantiated. >> well, that's good. unsubstantiated. in this day and age, it's the accusations, not the truth that seems to stick, which is sad. it's kind of creepy. elmo wrapped up. >> elmo is creepy. >> okay. >> tickle me, elmo. >> oh, man. well, anyway, anne hathaway obviously is going to be in the
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new movie "les mis," based on the famous play. she is 28 years old. she had to become emaciated. >> she was emaciated. >> she was pretty skinny going into this. she said she lost 25 pounds to play the dying prostitute in the movie. she was in a state of deprivation physically and emotionally by the time the filming ended. a lot of hype around the movie. she is really thin. look at her. lost 25 pound on top of that to do this role in "les mis" hopefully worth it. early reviews seem to be good. but anyway, that's kind of extreme for anne. >> people are looking for the political showdown, 2014, ashley judd, a staunch liberal against senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. they're saying the money could flow in. she says, i cherish kentucky, heart and soul, honored by the consideration. we have just finished an election, so let's focus on coming together to keep moving america's families and especially our kids forward. did she say she wasn't going to do it? >> she'll be the hottest senator, i will tell you that. she says, i cherish kentucky, heart and soul, honored by consideration. we have just finished an election.
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♪ where did all the blue skies go ♪ >> oh, a little marvin on a tuesday. not bad. >> first your michael jackson impersonation. >> a good music night. finally, environmental causes are very popular among young people. and one 12-year-old boy has made recycling shoes his special cause. i don't know if he would want to recycle those. >> he and his mother packed thousands into his car and took them to chicago where theresa gutierrez of our station wlts caught up with them. >> reporter: 12-year-old eric hanson, also called eco eric, brought more than 4,000 pairs of shoes he collected to use again, a west chicago-based clothing recycler. since the spring he organized collections throughout the midwest. more than 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown out each year in the united states and dumped in landfills. >> i take old jeans and old
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she shoes and then turn them into useful products for other people. i think as humans we should recycle as much as possible. and be a little bit more eco-friendly. >> reporter: he came up with the idea of recycling old jeans and shoes when he was just 8 years old. he brought them from ohio with his mom to a used again warehouse in west chicago. he hand loaded all of the shoes he has collected. >> so i contacted use again, and they said that i could send in the shoes that i collect and that they would remanufacture them into different purposes. >> absolutely proud. over the top. he collected over 4,000 pairs, pairs of shoes. we counted every single one of them. >> reporter: use again's mission is to convert textiles from land filled and they partnered with eco eric two years ago. >> i i co-friendly is not just a fad. it's a necessity. we really appreciate that. a lot of shoes will be reused by people who can't afford shoes. >> reporter: they plan to recycle or repurpose them.
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they made a $1,000 donation to a nonprofit organization fostering clean-up efforts. eco eric's message to people -- >> i think they should like open their eyes and look out to the world and see what they can do with their stuff. i think we should reduce our waste, yeah, and do something with your stuff besides throw them in the trash because they just end up in a landfill. >> good to see that guy stepping up. >> ahhh. i can't follow that one. >> thank you. somebody call the emmy committee. >> he's got a lot of sole. >> a phone. rob needs his emmys. wait, wait, they're not there. >> the d block of -- i'm here all week. >> we're stepping out now. >> sign the bill. tip your bartender. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. (añú
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